Playlist: Bruno Mars’ ‘It Will Rain’ Joins The Ranks Of serious Soundtrack Tunes

27 Sep
Bruno Mars

Yesterday, the track listing for the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” was revealed and now individuals are buzzing about Bruno Mars’ hot new song for the franchise, “IT’LL Rain.”

“Rain” is the easiest soundtrack song – a big, sweeping ballad co-written and co-produced by Mars’ team, the Smeezingtons – and seems an excellent fit for “Breaking Dawn.” And it got us serious about our favourite soundtrack tunes. When a one-off tune from one in all our favourite artists is tied to a film you, it is the icing on an overly tasty cake.

After the jump, a rundown of a few of our favourite soundtrack tunes. We tried to stick clear of musicals – aside from “Moulin Rouge” – because that’s whole different can of worms, and we aimed for songs that we felt really belonged within the movies through which they appear.

>>> “Elephant Love Medley,” Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor – “Moulin Rouge”

>>> “Take My Breath Away,” Berlin – “Top Gun”

>>> “9 to 5,” Dolly Parton – “9 to five*” Random fact: Parton based the riff of this song at the sound of acrylic finger nails typing on a typewriter.

>>> “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen – “Philadelphia”* The Boss won an Oscar for this tune.

>>> “Into the Groove,” Madonna – “Desperately Seeking Susan”

>>> “I WILL BE ABLE TO Always Love You,” Whitney Houston – “The Bodyguard”*Dolly Parton wrote and recorded this song in 1973 and while it was a large hit for the rustic superstar, Whitney Houston’s cover spent 14 weeks at Number one. and pushed “The Bodyguard” soundtrack to become the primary record ever to enjoy a million-plus sales week. Additionally it is the biggest-selling soundtrack ever.

>>> “I THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO Fly,” R. Kelly – “Space Jam”

>>> “Uninvited,” Alanis Morissette – “City of Angels”

>>> “Lose Yourself,” Eminem – “8 Mile”*Speaking of Oscars, Em won one for this jam.

>>> “It Must’ve Been Love,” Roxette – “Pretty Woman”

Tags Bruno Mars, soundtrack, twilight

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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Magazine


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